Naija news reports that Chuba the former minister’s son, in an interview with PUNCH that the idea that their mother’s name would help them find opportunities had been completely untrue.
He stated that his mother, Oby, is well recognized for standing out in society in a variety of intriguing ways, frequently speaking up and openly denouncing wrongdoing, particularly in Nigeria where people are generally hesitant to speak their minds.
However, they have lost career prospects and have not received goodwill because of his mother’s reputation, thus their position is undoubtedly not to their favor.
When asked in what ways has his mother’s name opened doors for him?
“Ah! Error! I think, for the most part, it has been quite the opposite, and I would cite a lot of instances. In a place like Nigeria that is hostile to people who speak out when others don’t want to speak out, it is certainly not to our advantage.
“My mum is known to immediately stand out in many interesting ways. I have lost a lot of job opportunities because of my last name. When I say you want to work in a certain firm and they see your surname, they ask to be sure it is her. When I say yes, the employers would go, “Ah! I don’t want wahala o!” It is not as rosy as people think it is.
It is not entirely true, too, that we have not experienced goodwill as a result of her name, but when one is in a system, that system determines the energy that comes to one, especially if one is a fighter that people don’t like.
“When we started our design company, we didn’t have our full names on our business cards. We just had Chine Ezeks and Chuba Ezeks. This is because having a full name just means we had to deal with much drama which was unnecessary.”
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